Skip to comments.Man killed in shooting near downtown Columbia (SC) on Saturday afternoon
Posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:08 PM PDT by Gamecock
COLUMBIA, SC A man was killed in a shooting near downtown Columbia on Saturday afternoon.
Columbia police responded to 1301 Pine St. around 4:30 p.m. to find one man had been shot. The location is about a block from the intersection of Harden and Gervais streets, near the Richland County Administration Building and Allen University.
The man later was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police think the shooting was not a random act and have good leads on a suspect, according to spokesperson Jennifer Timmons. Officers are investigating a motive.
The victim was not named. No information about the victim was immediately available, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.
This is actually in the midst of a colony of sons of 0bama and their lady friends.
To call it “near downtown” is a bit of sensationalist reporting. No one I know will be surprised by this.
No information about the victim, no description of anyone. But the police don’t think it was a random attack.
Code words. Everyone knows the basics of what happened here.
downtown has become code for “don’t walk the streets after dark”.
Wouldn’t that be natural causes in Columbia?
Have you noticed how many more shootings are occurring in Barry’s new “fundamentally transformed” America? Barry has turned the entire country into a Chicago style Gangland. Gangstas are everywhere.
If memory from 2012 is correct, there are some bars not far from there.
Someone made an unwanted pass, rejected an unwanted pass, belonged to wrong gang/group/clique, or flashed too much cash and got robbed?
The bars are about 1/2 mile or so away. Some feral youth from this area have been known to wander down to the bar district and cause horrible mischief.
I don’t believe in karma, but perhaps this is an example of such.
I make it a point to not be anywhere near that area whenever possible.
A couple of things take me through every so often and at least they are usually in daylight.
I'm seriously thinking of moving to upstate SC (Greenville area) by end of this year - any suggestions?
One can hope for karma.
Secondary thought: how far from the buffalo wild wings is this?
Are those the bars near the university? 5 points area?
We in Aiken County would welcome you.
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Three blocks from Benedict College and Allen University, two of the worst historically black colleges in the country; four blocks from Gonzales Gardens, which is one of Columbia’s projects. My guess is a “business” dispute. That neighborhood is a hellhole.
Greenville is a nice place. Little cooler than Columbia (99 vs 100 degrees.). Traffic is horrible. Close to the mountains. Not sure about the cost if living.
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